Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital and Health System has secured the assistance of market research firm, RKM, Inc. to conduct a public perception survey during the month of November.

Through this survey, area residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about local health care needs, concerns and strengths. The phone survey will be conducted with approximately 600 households. Households will be randomly selected to participate to most accurately represent public opinion in the region. All responses to the survey will be confidential.

Residents selected for the survey are encouraged to take the time to respond to the survey. Results will only be representative if there is a high rate of participation. This survey will not try to sell anything to those who participate. Every comment, suggestion, and opinion is valued.

This feedback helps the hospital better plan to meet its community members’ healthcare needs in their future. Atlantic General conducts the survey every three to four years to gauge the success of ongoing efforts to provide high quality care and access to the services most needed in the area.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) Counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as general ophthalmic and retina surgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit